Juan Mata follows in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best and Eric Cantona
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Sunday 23 December 2012
'Unique' combination of Varndell and Wade thrills crowds with fleet-footed frolics
Thursday 25 October 2012
England World Cup-winner John Connelly has died at the age of 74.
Friday 19 October 2012
Saturday 25 August 2012
1. In around 100 AD how did Juvenal characterise Roman politicians' inducements to voters?
Monday 23 July 2012
Because it is the obsession of the age, and also the scale of the historic achievement Bradley Wiggins yesterday carried down the Champs-Elysées, the question is maybe inevitable.
James Lawton: Bradley Wiggins takes rightful place with Tour de France greats as no more or less than a first among equals
Monday 23 July 2012
Winning his prize would have been a fantasy in any other circumstances
Friday 06 July 2012
Maradona, Cantona and Rivelino feature in new National Football Museum but the real stars are the fans. Ian Herbert pays a visit
Sunday 24 June 2012
Hundreds of people got up early and braved the rain to watch a football legend carry the Olympic flame in Manchester.
Saturday 09 June 2012
The Ireland hooker, Rory Best, reached for the balm of understatement when he described his team's opponents today, the All Blacks, as "a quality unit". The team named by New Zealand's new head coach, Steve Hansen, to play at Eden Park in Auckland includes seven men who played in last year's World Cup final. It also includes three debutants and some bloke called Dan Carter at No 10. The world's best fly-half, lest it be forgotten, was absent injured when his team-mates won the world title.
Sunday 13 May 2012
One foot in the real world – the other on my funny bone
Tuesday 24 April 2012
George Best scored in '68 but United lost to City in that title duel. Denis Law back-heeled them down in '74. Ian Herbert savours the history
Tuesday 17 April 2012
The Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has admitted he is not happy with his form despite closing in on his best-ever scoring return.
Friday 30 March 2012
This is the time of year when leads are lost, fans cry and dreams die. As Manchester City approach their moment of truth, we examine five sides who should have won the league but didn't. They were all flair teams who dominated home games but had little experience of winning titles. Sound like anyone?
Sunday 26 February 2012
Scotland 17 France 23
Friday 24 February 2012
Flying full-back related to football legend can make France drown sorrows
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
- 2 Mystery man who gave mum heart-warming note on train 'wanted to put a smile on her face'
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent answer to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights